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Food52
Food52

Our Partnerships Editor Sam Weiss-Hills sheds A LOT of tears while cutting onions. Last night, though, while she prepped for caramelizing 12 (!) of them—sliced thin, olive oil in a large skillet, a few healthy pinches of salt over low heat, 3 hours—she plunked down a blazing Hawkins NY Hudson candle next to the bowl. Lo and behold, the tears stopped flowing (mostly). Magic! She wants more strategies: How do you stop from crying when prepping onions?

Sebastian Del Rio
Sebastian Del Rio
after slicing onion in half rinse each half in water quickly before dicing
Katie
Katie
I have a table top fan always within reach. I place the fan next to my work station and it gently blows the onion "fumes" away! I used to wear eye protection, breathe through my mouth, or just let the tears flow (if I wasn't wearing make up). Using a fan also keeps me cool in the kitchen, instead of looking like a sobbing hot mess.
Millie
Millie
I ask my husband to do it..?
Laura
Laura
The sharper the knife the fewer the tears. Really!
saltnpepperhere
saltnpepperhere
My daughters' toy science googles which has a shockingly perfect seal :)
Lori
Lori
Premium Rapid Kitchen Onion Goggles - Purple Onion Goggles https://www.amazon.com...
Gemma Freeman
Gemma Freeman
Freeze the onions after peeling but before slicing
Sweet and Spicy Monkey
Sweet and Spicy Monkey
My reading glasses help but the other day I found a tear proof way to prepare onions...the food processor!
SweetTooth
SweetTooth
I use the trick my dad taught me- wear swimming goggles!
Klemen Muhic
Klemen Muhic
I embrace the tears and weep like a baby. Every. Single. Time.
Food52
Food52
Touché!
Marie Trucco
Marie Trucco
Contact lenses seem to act as little barriers!